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by mdg109
11 Jun 2018 00:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 38222

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I forgot which restaurant this is, but the finish it out is really nice (corner of Victory and Museum Way). Once Cinepolis and a few more restaurants open up, I think it's going to feel like West Village 2.0.
by mdg109
11 Jun 2018 00:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 103
Views: 16564

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

This shot is of the building facing Taylor Street and The Shed. Looks like there's retail/storefronts wrapped all around this building.
by mdg109
11 Jun 2018 00:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 103
Views: 16564

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

This got build fast. Also, peeked inside the Urban Farmhouse storefront and was surprised to see it packed with furniture. Looks like it just needs to be staged and organized.
by mdg109
11 Jun 2018 00:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Masonic Temple

Went back for another photo.
by mdg109
10 Jun 2018 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Masonic Temple

Didn't see a topic for this one yet. Noticed work was being done today on the Masonic Temple. The windows were open, and it looked like dumpster trucks were in the back.
by mdg109
04 Jun 2018 12:41
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

Going through all these videos, I'm still seeing all the surface lots that exist today (check out 0:20s on that last link). It looks like all the pedestrian activity and vibrancy was concentrated on EMC & Pacific.
by mdg109
02 Jun 2018 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 43
Views: 5843

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Finally getting to see behind the barricades.
by mdg109
02 Jun 2018 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 199
Views: 24806

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Royal Blue interior and overhang close-up.
by mdg109
01 Jun 2018 12:17
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

I had no idea downtown was still this popular in the 60s/70s. These are awesome videos.
by mdg109
29 May 2018 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45809

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

A couple of updates on two developments on Main. Hadn't seen this rendering of the Lula B's building.
by mdg109
29 May 2018 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 79
Views: 13995

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

Work is still being done, but it looks like it's almost finished. The surrounding area needs a lot of work. Hopefully they'll clean up the small surface lot that's right next to it.
by mdg109
22 May 2018 11:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 14446

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Awesome stuff. I'm so happy they're turning that space behind the old bus stop into retail.
by mdg109
21 May 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 14446

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Agree with Dpatel. This looks better than the original renderings that had the weird video screen facing Commerce. This could be the focal point downtown has been missing, similar to Sundance Square but on a smaller scale. Right now, downtown doesn't really have a plaza or park with activated retail...
by mdg109
17 May 2018 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I really like how they're opening up all the windows in the old Purgatory club building. I really hope they extend wide sidewalks into Deep Ellum.
by mdg109
17 May 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 191
Views: 23251

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Looks like a rec center to me. The entrance on the McKinney side is so narrow, I often walk past it without even noticing it. On Google Street View, it looks like it's meant to face Oak Grove.
by mdg109
15 May 2018 12:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 43
Views: 5843

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Had no idea these were going to be so lit.
by mdg109
08 May 2018 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 38222

Re: Victory Park 3.0

There's a handful of open shops as you near the AAC, but it's overpowered by all the boarded up storefronts. With this shop open, you can kind of get a feel for what VP could be.
by mdg109
08 May 2018 19:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 103
Views: 16564

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Looks like storefronts facing Marilla Street.
by mdg109
05 May 2018 11:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 11339

Re: Downtown Progress

Every time I walk past this building I imagine it as apartments. Even though this area of downtown is pretty built up, it's still really quiet. Apartments there with retail at the bottom would be pretty cool.
by mdg109
04 May 2018 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 199
Views: 24806

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

From last week. They added a signage/awning structure to the Mercantile for Royal Blue Grocery.
by mdg109
01 May 2018 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 199
Views: 24806

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

It was a really cool space, but just average tex-mex IMO. Yeah, I hope something goes in quick. That's a huge chunk of dead space for Stone Street Pl.
by mdg109
19 Apr 2018 12:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: Meet-Up 2017

That works for me.
by mdg109
12 Apr 2018 18:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1798

Re: Meet-Up 2017

I'm down. VP would be cool.
by mdg109
28 Mar 2018 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 98
Views: 14934

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Having a rooftop destination makes sense then. It's still strange to see in person. Maybe it will all look better once it's finished. That's good news about the cafe. I didn't know about that.
by mdg109
28 Mar 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 81
Views: 11670

Re: West End 1.0

That and the new Holocaust Museum. It would also be cool if they got rid of the diagonal parking and made room for extra wide sidewalks for patios - even parallel parking would be better IMO.
by mdg109
27 Mar 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Adolphus Renovation
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Downtown: Adolphus Tower

Also gives an incentive to walk down this part of Commerce while AT&T Discovery District is getting built.
by mdg109
27 Mar 2018 12:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 81
Views: 11670

Re: West End 1.0

Patios were pretty filled up this Sunday at West End. Here's 3Eleven. West End has so much potential.
by mdg109
27 Mar 2018 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Adolphus Renovation
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Downtown: Adolphus Tower

Renovated store fronts at the Adolphus:
by mdg109
27 Mar 2018 12:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 98
Views: 14934

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

This actually looks better in pictures. I don't get this separated elevator shaft that goes straight to the top floor.
by mdg109
27 Mar 2018 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 199
Views: 24806

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Good to see retail progress at the Mercantile building.
by mdg109
27 Mar 2018 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45809

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Pleasant surprise on the former Lula B's building. Looks like they're opening up with windows facing Main.
by mdg109
23 Mar 2018 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45809

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

That hostel looks nice. I know DE is pretty active at night, but does anyone know what it's like during the daytime on weekdays right now? I wonder how having a hostel will change daytime activity.
by mdg109
21 Mar 2018 12:45
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: City Hall Plaza + Pioneer Plaza
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: City Hall Plaza + Pioneer Plaza

I love this idea. I was surprised at how many people were at Pioneer Plaza during the winter and drizzly weather. At the very least, the pond should be kept clean and the landscaping maintained.
by mdg109
21 Mar 2018 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 12992

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

What renovation is planned for the triangle nearest Cafe Momentum? Are there any long term plans to shorten the wall along Bryan Street?
by mdg109
18 Mar 2018 21:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 38222

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The problem right now with VP is that there's no atmosphere there yet. A lot of the retail is spread out with vacant storefronts in between, and most of the retail is only on one side of Victory Park Lane. The other side is all boarded up.
by mdg109
24 Feb 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 143
Views: 22839

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Street presence on Elm looks pretty good.
by mdg109
23 Feb 2018 12:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 137
Views: 15251

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I know it sounds futile, but is there anyone to contact at Dart, Dallas 311, or a council member that could possibly help out with this?
by mdg109
05 Feb 2018 21:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 38222

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Nice! I was at VP yesterday afternoon and was surprised at how busy Freshii was. Afterward, I went to Cafe Victoria and it too was pretty steady with customers. VP will be a nice place to spend time at once all the new retail opens.
by mdg109
31 Jan 2018 15:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 245
Views: 32007

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Yeah, I think the Convention Center Station would be closer than the Cedars Station. Also, I'm wondering what these pedestrian walkways will look like.
by mdg109
25 Jan 2018 23:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4407

Re: East Downtown Dallas Redevelopment ~24 buildings

I was worried about the "no residential" as well, but then I realized there's so much residential near Farmers Market. Also, they're trying to get this done in a year? "The developers hope to kick off the project immediately and bring the buildings online before the end of this year.&...
by mdg109
18 Jan 2018 20:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 85074

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I work in Frisco, and I too was surprised when I heard people here say Frisco was a strong contender. Their strongest point was all the land they had to offer, followed by incentives, and strong school system.
by mdg109
20 Dec 2017 12:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32591

Re: Legacy West

I was at the Grand Central Market about a month ago, and it's one of the things that kept surprising me of downtown LA. There are all these cool markets, stores, and restaurants in the middle of what people might describe as a ghetto downtown.
by mdg109
20 Dec 2017 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 14446

Re: AT&T Discovery District

That's all nice, I guess, but when are they supposed to start construction on the actual Discovery District?
by mdg109
14 Dec 2017 18:27
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32591

Re: Legacy West

I was at the food hall today during lunch and it was packed. It's comparable to the Farmers Market shed since most of the food stalls are on the first level. The second and third levels were mostly seating so the whole "food hall vibe" gets lost once you go up. Overall, it feels like a nic...

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